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    Multi-channel and binaural spatial audio: an overview and possibilities of a unified system

    Carty, Brian (2009) Multi-channel and binaural spatial audio: an overview and possibilities of a unified system. Maynooth Musicology: Postgraduate Journal, 2. pp. 281-298.

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    Multi-channel reproduction of spatial audio can be approached in several ways. Typically, several loudspeakers are placed in a listening space and a discrete signal is sent to each. Many loudspeaker configurations and signal capturing/generation techniques exist. Systems vary from the omni-prevalent two channel stereo to large Wave Field Synthesis loudspeaker arrays. Stereo and quadraphonic spatialization algorithms are typically based on amplitude panning, which has recently been extended using vector based techniques. Other approaches include Ambisonics, which employs spherical harmonics to decompose the sound field, and Wave Field Synthesis, which is based on the Huygens Principle of Wave Propagation. Respective systems can be critically assessed based on attributes such as spatial accuracy, complexity and practicality.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Multi-channel; binaural spatial audio; overview; possibilities; unified system; Maynooth Musicology;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > Music
    Item ID: 9483
    Depositing User: IR Editor
    Date Deposited: 15 May 2018 11:11
    Journal or Publication Title: Maynooth Musicology: Postgraduate Journal
    Publisher: Maynooth Musicology
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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